Did I miss something? What is the point of what appear to me to be unprovoked, nasty attacks on Ron Ward's questions? The questions are clearly intended to stimulate various lines of discussion in anticipation of NCTM/Boston. Aside from American-bashing, NCTM-bashing, and mathematics education-bashing, is there another agenda on the table which I'm overlooking? If the questions aren't worthy of response, don't give them one. If someone has an axe to grind, why turn it towards Ron Ward for simply raising some questions? It strikes me as quite odd, frankly.